December 11, 2023

BOSTON — Three folks have been charged with working a classy industrial intercourse ring in Massachusetts and jap Virginia that catered to well-connected shoppers similar to elected officers and army officers, federal prosecutors mentioned on Wednesday.

Girls have been featured on web sites that falsely claimed to promote nude Asian fashions for skilled images, and high-end residences with month-to-month rents as excessive as $3,660 have been used as brothels, prosecutors say. One other web site allowed shoppers to charge the ladies, prosecutors say.

“This industrial intercourse ring was constructed on secrecy and exclusivity, catering to a rich and well-connected clientele, and enterprise was booming, till right this moment,” Levy mentioned.

Authorities haven’t named the folks believed to have purchased providers via the ring, and none of them have been charged. However Performing Massachusetts U.S. Legal professional Josh Levy harassed that the investigation is within the early levels, and mentioned that prosecutors are dedicated to holding accountable each those that ran the scheme and people who “fueled the demand for this ring.”

Levy mentioned there have been presumably a whole bunch of shoppers, together with authorities contractors with safety clearances, docs, attorneys, elected officers, army officers, professors and executives at tech corporations.